We celebrated Ashley’s 27th birthday on Saturday by hosting Utopia’s first and only chili cook off. There were seven entries, each with distinct flavors and characteristics ranging from good old fashion American, Texan, Sichuan, Indonesian, veggie, Guinness stew/chili and our chili with strong hints of chocolate.
Everyone in attendance was provided a ballot and asked to grade each chili on account of its aroma, color, consistency, taste and aftertaste. Given the culinary talent of our friends competition was tight, but in the end the three best chilies were: 3. Stephen’s Indonesian influenced chili, 2. A good old American chili and 1. Cassandra and Taylor’s Ying and Yang chili.
We would like to thank all the people who came to celebrate, the cooks, and everyone who brought food or other goods.